Farmer, have you escaped from Kiwiblog by any chance?
I haven't seen a mention of it but some people I spoke to mentioned the Capital Gains Tax proposal as a reason to not vote Labour
Turkeys and Thanksgiving..
Discourse did a live stream, twas good from what I saw
Now I remember how much I've missed your writing - are you coming back?
Great place to raise kids, etc
Ha - in before midnight
I'll be voting Peter Dunne OUT tomorrow
You appear to have escaped from either the Stuff or Kiwiblog's comments section with your line of reasoning - please resubmit, try accentuating logic this time
"Oh Mr Roberts, I wish there was a way I could vote for you a hundred times!"
"Matter of fact, ma'am, there is"
No-one's polled me and as far as I'm concerned there is one opinion poll and it happens every 4 years
There is no god.
Religion is on a par with homeopathy, astrology and wearing crocs.
You nutters can believe this garbage if you want but excuse me if I laugh at it and call it garbage and resist your attempts to indoctrinate children in your fantasy.
I don't expect religious people to admit that their lives are a lie but without proof they can all bog off
I'm fed up with being even-handed and fair to these lying kiddiefiddlers.
How about we tackle this evil where it flourishes? How about we lift the taxable exemption for all churches and charge them as if they were at the full corporate rate?
They are in the business of "souls" which don't exist so how about we make these fuckers pay for their delusions?
Civilisation will dump the idea of gods sooner than some people realise and in the corporeal world we will be left with some buildings on some nice real estate that could be turned into something useful.
A childcare centre or playground would make more sense - how about instead of talking to your invisible friend in the sky which doesn't exist you do some good on the face of this earth?
I would turn that logic around a bit. Act have shown themselves to be so loopy and swivel-eyed for the last, well, decade that their leader has to work harder to convince the voting public of NZ that he can actually be rational rather than Randian
Pasport pilferers, perk buster porkers and individuals who didn't come down the river in the last (banana?cabbage? I forget) boat have demonstrated that ACT have been consistently more irrational than rational. Or at least more criminal.
Given that, why on earth should we take anything they say seriously?
Sacha, you have been fortunate.
the sort of shit that a lot of men say when no women are present can be eye-wateringly misogynist. Their primary defense is usually "I was only joking" to which I say "but it's what you choose to joke about"
I can roughly tag openly racist talk being cut to the Satchi "racists have smaller brains" billboard campaign, that was about the time that these guys clicked that it was no longer acceptable.
It seems to me that misogyny is still in that pre-change phase but the boys onsite have learned that if they try that kind of crap on around me then they'll get the shittiest job I can think of for the rest of the day.